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  •  Define a "terrorist" (3+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, Victor Ward, codairem

    What is meant by the word "terrorist"?

    Right now, Bashar al-Assad indiscriminantly bombs his own cities saying that he is under terrorist attack.

    Has not every single despotic ruler cited the threat of terrorists as they imposed death penalties, death squads, torture chambers, and "disappearences" on their own subjects?

    Did not the USA covertly investigate amd carry out surrveillence against participants in the Occupy Movement as suspected terrorists?

    Did not the NYC police force use the excuse of terrorism to investigate and do surveillence againsts muslims in the state of NY?  

    The excuse of terrorism is used to cover all sorts of government oppression.  I agree that there are bad people out there.  There have always been bad people out there since the founding of the country.  We should be using our 21st century technology to strengthen and safe-guard our democratic principles and traditions, not wreck them.

    Those who would give up their liberty to have safety will find themselves with neither.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 01:51:41 PM PST

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